The leakage of the result of the Ballon d’Or 2019 may have been the reason for a ‘no-show’ of Ronaldo later this evening when the gala holds in Paris.
His archrival, Lionel Messi is expected to win. A Spanish paper, Diario Sport claims that instead of being at the Ballon d’Or gala in Paris, Ronaldo will be attendingthe Gran Gala of Calcio in Milan, Italy.
The Portugal international is expected to win the prize for the Most Valuable Player of the 2018-19 Serie A season.
Besides, Ronaldo is reportedly set to be included in the best XI of last season. This event, interestingly enough, will be held on the same day and time as the Ballon d’Or gala.
Moreover, according to information leaked by an anonymous source on the internet, Cristiano hasn’t even made the top three in the Ballon d’Or ranking, with Leo Messi, and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah ahead of him.
This will be the first time Ronaldo isn’t included in the top three since 2010, when La Masia’s products Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi finished inside the top three.